Yep, I’m blogging about play dough again!
I am collecting quite a few blog posts about play dough ideas and activities. It’s a good thing I like playing with dough as much as my big boy does.
The small boy is even starting to take some interest in the activity. He’s had a few tastes but he’s generally more interested in squishing it between his fingers and running off and hiding bits all over the house!
Morgan likes something a bit more exciting than a quick squish and run, so yesterday I collected a variety of things to make patterns in the play dough – shells, glass pebbles, a few different seed pods and gum nuts, and a selection of little plastic threading bits.
First we rolled out the play dough into big flat slabs, then we experimented with patterns and prints.
There was lots of classification and grouping going on, as well as a beginning understanding of repeating patterns…. and it all looked so pretty too!
Joining in with It’s Play Time at Let The Children Play.
What’s your favourite things to add to play dough?
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
hillary cowley says
lavender oil and glitter :)
I’ve been using playdough to teach my kids about combination colours. The other day we made orange playdough. One boy was in charge of the yellow food dye and the other the red, they each had to add and mix until we got orange. We’ve also done purple, and experimented with red vs. pink.
Beautiful photos! Love the jewels and shells!
Rachele @ Messy Kids says
I’m the one usually making patterns and prints when we play with playdough. I love to see what we can stick in the dough. I love the different elements you used. Thanks for sharing on It’s Playtime.
Magic and Mayhem says
We love playdough! Here’s 50 things to use with playdough…. http://www.examiner.com/attachment-parenting-in-mankato/50-fun-things-to-use-with-play-dough Some of our favorites are garlic presses, rubber stamps, cupcake toppers, spaghetti…. too many to list! :)